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Hereditary spastic paraplegia
Other Names for this Disease
- Familial spastic paraparesis
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Tests & Diagnosis
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HSP is diagnosed on the basis of the following:
- Characteristic clinical symptoms
Identification of a disease-causing mutation in an HSP-causing gene (Such testing is increasingly available and can confirm the diagnosis of HSP.) 
Last updated: 10/6/2011
- Fink J. Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Overview. GeneReviews. February 3, 2009; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1509/. Accessed 10/6/2011.